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Hosea Chapter 13

Ephraim’s idolatry


13:1 When Ephraimאֶפְרַיִם
(/ˈiːfriːəm/;ʾEp̄rayīm, in pausa: אֶפְרָיִם‎ ʾEp̄rāyīm). The Book of Genesis related the name “Ephraim” to the Hebrew root פָּרָה (pārā), meaning “to be fruitful”. This referring to Joseph’s ability to produce children, specifically while in Egypt (termed by the Torah as the land of his affliction). The name Ephraim can therefore be translated as “I will be fruitful”, with the prefix of aleph (א‎) indicating the first person, singular, future tense For more info click here
spoke trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when he offended in Baalבַּעַל
baʿal) (/ˈbeɪ.əl, ˈbɑː.əl/), or Baʽal a fertility god whose cult was widespread in ancient Phoenician and Canaanite lands. For more info click here
, he died.

Ephraim’s glory departs


13:2 And now they sin more and more, and have made themsevles a molten image of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding, all of it the work of the craftsmen: They say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.
13:3 So they shall be as the morning cloud and as the early dew that passes away, as the chaff that is driven with the whirlwind from the threshing floor, and as the smoke out of the window.
13:4 Yet I am YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
your El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
from the land of Egypt, and you shall know no Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
but Me: for there is no Savior beside Me.
13:5 I have known you in the wilderness, in the land of great drought.
13:6 According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, and their heart was lifted up; because of this have they forgotten me.
13:7 So I will be
like a lion to them : I will watch them by the way like a leopard :
13:8 I will meet them like a bear whose cubs are taken away, and will tear the enclosure of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.

God’s mercy promised


13:9 O Israel, you are destroyed; but in Me is your help.
13:10 Where [is] your king: Where is any other that may save you in all your cities? and [where are] your judges of whom you said, Give me a king and rulers?
13:11 I gave you a king in my anger, and take [him] away in my wrath.
13:12 The iniquity of Ephraimאֶפְרַיִם
(/ˈiːfriːəm/;ʾEp̄rayīm, in pausa: אֶפְרָיִם‎ ʾEp̄rāyīm). The Book of Genesis related the name “Ephraim” to the Hebrew root פָּרָה (pārā), meaning “to be fruitful”. This referring to Joseph’s ability to produce children, specifically while in Egypt (termed by the Torah as the land of his affliction). The name Ephraim can therefore be translated as “I will be fruitful”, with the prefix of aleph (א‎) indicating the first person, singular, future tense For more info click here
is bound up; his sin is hidden.
13:13 The pains of a baring woman shall come to him: he is an unwise son; because he can’t stand still in the time of the breaking forth of sons.
13:14 I will ransom them from the power of Sheolשְׁאוֹל
Transliteration: šᵊ’ôl Pronunciation: sheh-ole’ underworld, grave, hell, pit For more info click here
; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be your plagues; O Sheolשְׁאוֹל
Transliteration: šᵊ’ôl Pronunciation: sheh-ole’ underworld, grave, hell, pit For more info click here
, I will be your destruction: repentance is hidden from My eyes.
13:15 Though he is fruitful among his brothers, an east wind shall come, the wind of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
shall come up from the wilderness, and his spring shall be ashamed, and his fountain shall be dried up: he shall plunder the treasure of all pleasant vessels.
13:16 Samaria shall be desolate; for she has rebelled against her El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
: they shall fall by the sword: Their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their pregnant women shall be ripped up.

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